Healthcare thought leaders, medical practice staff, population health advocates, healthcare providers, and HIT professionals are gathering to network and educate themselves about the value of health information exchange. Join colleagues from within your community at the GLHC Summit held in Dearborn, MI.

Attendees will gain insights from healthcare providers using HIE technology and from HIT experts from across the continuum of care. Learn more about the many ways that GLHC assists organizations in meeting the demands of today’s connected healthcare landscape.

The event is free and includes light breakfast and lunch. All are welcome.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Ford Conference and Event Center

1151 Village Rd, Dearborn, MI 48124

Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Coffee and check in begins at 7:30 am


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Panel Discussion:

The Value of Care Connected Communities in Supporting Strong Public Health Systems

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM

This panel of professionals will explore and explain how HIE supports strong public health systems. Commonplace challenges and systemic failures can disrupt care and dislodge the existing data flow, HIE provides infrastructure for integrated care coordination.

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Breakout Sessions

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Understanding Health Information Exchange (HIE) Basics – Chris Ford and George Bosnjak

This session will explain the basics of HIE and provide high-level overview of GLHC applications. You will gain an understanding of commonly used acronyms, policies, GLHC legal agreements, and the basic implementation process.

An Introduction to the Referral Application – Carrie Strom and Katrina Khouri

In this session you can expect to gain an understanding of the GLHC Referrals application and how it positively enhances care coordination workflow and patient care.  This application assists in meeting Patient Centered Medical Home and Meaningful Use criteria, and helps close gaps in the coordination and continuity of patient care.

The truth behind data interoperability when dealing with Long Term Post Acute Care Providers – Healthcare Synergy Mike Deck

While hospital and physicians have enjoyed the benefits or pitfalls of the HITECH act, long term post-acute care providers have not been subject to deal with the law directly.  However, since they are part of the care continuum, many have been forced to adopt technologies because of HITECH.  Now that HITECH is over, how will the new MIPS (Merit Incentive Program) proposed effect these providers.  What data is necessary to exchange, what data is essential to exchange, and how can this large and vital portion of healthcare providers take advantage of HIE.

ADT Notifications: Improving coordination and continuity of care – Drew Spoelstra and Steve Spieker

Learn how GLHC’s real-time ADT Notifications alert providers to their patients’ emergency and inpatient admissions and discharges. In this session we’ll explore the basics of the ADT Notification and how it can benefit patients, providers, hospitals, and physician organizations.

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Meaningful Use 2016: Past, Present, Future – presented by Altarum Institute M-CEITA Bruce Maki

While GLHC solutions and tools cannot be used to directly attest for Meaningful Use (MU), they do facilitate the electronic transmission of immunizations messages, syndromic surveillance messages, reportable labs, Transitions of Care documents, and other documents. In this session Altarum Institute will break down the history of MU, explain the status of MU in the State today, and explore where MU will take us in the next few years. Altarum is a nonprofit health systems research and consulting organization.

Privacy & Security: One Size Doesn’t Fit All – Warner Norcross & Judd LLP Nate Steed and Danyale M. Phillips and  GLHC Lisa Mroz

At GLHC, we know one size doesn’t fit all. Our partners come in different sizes and shapes and we’ve pride ourselves on providing innovative solutions that fit into each of their unique workflows resulting in more efficient and effective care for patients. When it comes to protecting information and the privacy of patients, the same concept applies – one size doesn’t fit all. Strategies will be provided for avoiding some of the mistakes organizations make when a “one size fits all” approach is used when designing a security and privacy governance structure (agreements, policies, privacy notices, etc.).

Introducing HIE for supporting the array of rehabilitation, long term, and elder care and services – Greg Cavanaugh and Brian Mack

(Description coming soon!)

Enhance Patient Care with the Virtual Integrated Patient Record (VIPR) – Beverly McKee and Bryan Bulock

This session is intended for those interested in developing an understanding of the Virtual Integrated Patient Record (VIPR), a community-wide, longitudinal repository specific to the Great Lakes Health Connect network. This session will explain the information available in VIPR, the clinical implications of accessing this information, and how VIPR can be used in office workflow.

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Keynote Speaker

Mandi Bishop – Chief Evangelist and Co-Founder of Aloha Health

12: 15 PM – 1:15 PM

Mandi Bishop Keynote Speaker
Mandi Bishop is more than a veteran technologist, consultant, blogger, and social media guru. She is one of the most influential – and passionate – catalysts for change in the healthcare industry today. She is an innovative thought leader, whose commentary resonates throughout the industry and inspires healthcare executives and policymakers to search for better ways to engage, educate, deliver care, and measure the experience for patients, plan members, clinicians, caregivers and communities. She speaks fluent HL7 and health information exchange; she designed and implemented EHR clinical data interfaces before interoperability was cool.

But what makes Mandi so unique is her ability to highlight the humanity of healthcare: to tell the tale behind the technology. She can instantly synthesize vast quantities of information, find hidden connections, and communicate the human story of their importance. That, coupled with her revolutionary spirit, has led to socially conscious transformations such as the new advocacy framework, “Beyond Patients Included”.

Mandi’s enthusiasm and ability to inspire and develop solutions to the healthcare crisis have made her a much sought-after speaker. She has participated in HIMSS, America’s Health Insurance Plans Institute and Consumer Conferences, Health Datapalooza, and the Global Insurance Symposium, to mention a few. She is also a contributor to the American Journal for Accountable Care, Healthcare IT News, Healthcare Scene, HL7 Standards, and MedCity News, and has mentored startups in accelerator programs that include Health Box and the Global Insurance Accelerator. Finally, she participates on advisory boards including Family Medicine for America’s Health, and Surgical Momentum Clinical Quality Innovations.

Follow Mandi at @MandiBPro on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

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GLHC Town Hall Meeting

1:15 PM – 2:00 PM

The GLHC Town Hall will be an informal gathering where GLHC leadership will be answering questions from attendees on any subject pertaining to GLHC’s business or the HIE industry. Questions can be submitted in advance online or can be asked during the meeting.

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Breakout Sessions

2:15 PM – 3: 00 PM

Using HIE to Integrate Medical and Behavioral Health Services – Mary Graham and Steve Spieker

Managing TOC and improving coordination of care is complicated by market changes, the Mental Health Code, Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records regulations (CFR 42), and HIPAA. GLHC will discuss ways to address the barriers of care by utilizing some of their current solutions.

Tips and Tricks of the Referral Application – Joe Pintar and Carrie Strom

This session will cover tips and tricks for using the GLHC Referral application to its fullest extent, and will include a review of the Standards for using the application most effectively.  The session will provide an opportunity for participants to share/hear best practices from various sites.

VIPR Insights and Use Cases – Beverly McKee and Bryan Bulock

This session is intended for those interested in learning more about real-life VIPR use cases and to answer specific questions from experienced VIPR users. This session will review the information available in VIPR, the clinical implications of accessing this information, and how VIPR can be used in office and inpatient workflow.

EMR Interfaces: Connecting disjointed EMRs and IT Systems – Paul Riker and Drew Spoelstra

Offering more technical information, this session dives deeper into GLHC solutions that involve an EMR interface; Results Delivery, ADT Delivery, ADT and CCDs, and VIPR Single Sign On. This session will explain how practices and organizations can implement and use a EMR interface. Come prepared to ask questions and offer feedback.

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